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is get flesh eating bacteria from cuts that r 2 or 4 days old n how many days we use bandage on minor cuts mostly in which dirt this bacteria found ?

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Group A Strep: The 'flesh eating' bacteria is also known as Group A Strep. It can be found almost anywhere - but certainly cuts or injuries that are not treated properly are a risk. After any injury that breaks the skin, the area should be thoroughly cleaned. If redness, significant pain, swelling or fever develops, you must show this to a doctor. Allowing the wound to fester is an invitation for a disaster.
Answered on Feb 22, 2016

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